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James Schlesinger

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James Rodney Schlesinger (February 15, 1929 – March 27, 2014) was an American economist and public servant who was best known for serving as Secretary of Defense from 1973 to 1975 under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Prior to becoming Secretary of Defense, he served as Chair of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) from 1971 to 1973, and as CIA Director for a few months in 1973. He became America's first Secretary of Energy under Jimmy Carter in 1977, serving until 1979.

While Secretary of Defense, he opposed amnesty for draft resisters and pressed for the development of more sophisticated nuclear weapon systems. Additionally, his support for the A-10 and the lightweight fighter program (later the F-16) helped ensure that they were carried to completion.

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Date Digital

2017

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color photographic print

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Forum

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NSU Archives, Nova Southeastern University

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Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this item. Commercial use or distribution of this digital object is not permitted without written permission of the Nova Southeastern University Archives.

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Scanned from a photographic print using a EPSON Perfection V700 Photo Scanner at 600 dpi in Tiff format

Keywords

Distinguished Speakers Series, Executive Council Forum, Forum Series, Nova Southeastern University, Lecture, Presentation

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